Monday July 24, 2017

Public Transit In Canada's Capital

La Machine creatures

Expect detours and delays downtown when La Machine creatures take over this weekend

La Machine, an Ottawa 2017 Signature Event, is coming Ottawa from July 27 to 30. Routes 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 19 will be detoured throughout the weekend. Get there for less: on Saturdays and Sundays, the whole family (up to 6 people, with a max. of two aged 13 or older) can ride all day on a single DayPass ($10.25)! Expect detours and delays downtown when La Machine creatures take over this weekend: Read More »

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Summer service in effect

Summer schedules and service changes are now in place. We introduced new route numbers for many routes to help us get #Ready4Rail. Also since June 25: service improvements in Barrhaven and return of weekend service to summer destinations (Aviation and Space Museum on Route 129, Experimental Farm on Route 185 and Petrie Island on Route 198). Summer service in effect: Read More »

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Presto website outage this weekend

The Presto website ( will be unavailable for system upgrades from Friday, July 21 to the evening of Saturday, July 22. Your card will still work on buses and the O-Train. Please load your Presto card or set up Autoload in advance. To buy a new card, load a monthly pass, or add money to your e-Purse during the upgrade period, visit us in person at a Customer Service Centre (Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans, Rideau Centre or St-Laurent).

Get Ready for Rail

The O-Train Confederation Line will bring modern light rail to Ottawa in 2018 and transform transit service in the capital. Quick, reliable and frequent Confederation Line service will replace bus routes through central Ottawa — from Blair in the east to Tunney’s Pasture in the west. The 17 electrified trains each made up of two Alstom Citadis Spirit cars and the 13 stations are designed to provide safety, comfort and accessibility for all. Learn more about the Confederation Line on our new Ready for Rail web section »

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